Mucho Picante!

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

There may currently be a shortage of Scotch bonnets as the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival turned the heat up on Friday, October 26, with Picante. The event promised guests food brimming with “hot, zesty flavour”, and those with higher pain thresholds were in heaven. Read More

Applaud It! — a Delicious Fifth Year

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

Seventeen CARIMAC students were treated to a gourmet three-course luncheon to kick- off the fifth annual Jamaica Observer Limited Applaud It! luncheon series. The week-long event gives industry leaders the opportunity to break bread with the next generation while exposing them to social... Read More

Food Fraud: Do you get what you pay for?

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

So we've heard the news reports about horse meat being marketed as beef, plastic rice being sold and even donkey meat being found in restaurants here in Jamaica. In 2008, there were reports of infant formula being adulterated with melamine — a chemical increasing the protein... Read More


Thursday, November, 8 2018    

The Terra-Nova All-Suite Hotel has had a long-standing relationship with Tivoli Gardens High School. For the past few years home economics teachers have invited chefs from the hotel to conduct cooking demonstrations for the students. So, for Terra Nova managing director Ruth Hussey and... Read More

VIDEO: Salut! The Great West India Supper

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

It was a week packed with eating. The 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival allowed participants to eat their fill of pork, partake of a superb seven-course wine-paired dinner, experiment with Asian food “with a twist”, wash down crispy morsels with delicious beer, test... Read More

Creative Asian Fare at Chopstix

Thursday, November, 1 2018    

There's something that food writers often develop called sensory enervation aka palate fatigue. This happens when a person tastes a multitude of comparable products consecutively and gets to the point of being, as the kids say, “over it”. This can happen at coffee cuppings,... Read More


Thursday, November, 1 2018    

Five-hundred patrons travelled downtown to the Urban Development Corporation's Festival Marketplace on Wednesday, October 25, to eat crisp fare and drink a lot of beer. Crisp, the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival's fourth-night event, saw eight chefs and caterers keeping a crowd of... Read More

Exploring the Icons and Outer Limits with Montes

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, November, 1 2018    

Encouraging wine enthusiasts to expand their wine choices is a hobby of mine. Many new wine drinkers understandably prefer sweeter, more fruit-forward wines. However, after they “graduate” in a couple of years I do my best to introduce them to the vast world of choices from... Read More

Walkerswood Appoints Jamaican-Born Food Network Star as Brand's Culinary Ambassador

Thursday, November, 1 2018    

Walkerswood, Jamaica's flavour empire for over 30 years, signalled its commitment to boosting gastronomic tourism opportunities in Jamaica with the appointment of world-renowned chef Wenford Patrick Simpson as the brand's official culinary ambassador at a ceremony at the Walkerswood... Read More

Meet & Drink at JFDF 2018 Meet Street & The Market

Thursday, November, 1 2018    

“Dem sell out! Don't come,” boomed a voice into a mobile phone. “But me a carry pork fi you”, the voice went on to console. Such was the scene at the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival (JFDF) Meet Street & The Market event. Four thousand people flocked to... Read More

Food safety at home

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, November, 1 2018    

In an effort to promote food safety at critical points along the production and supply chain, we have been exploring preventative measures used to avoid contamination of our food. It is important to note that regardless of the amount of precaution you take when selecting your supplier of... Read More


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